Moroccan/Swedish hit producer and pop maestro extraordinare RedOne is featured on the cover of this week's issue of Billboard, and talks to the music magazine about some of his current projects (Jennifer Lopez, U2) and his break-through work with Lady Gaga. RedOne has been a driving force behind Lady Gaga's global success and any coverage he gets is more than deserved.
The article does not explore his work with Mohombi, Porcelain Black and Zander Bleck, three very exciting new artists that RedOne is helping to develop, write and produce for. Stay tuned to this blog for updates about all of these hot new talents because, they're quite frankly some of the most promising new pop acts to hit the scene this year. And you know that if RedOne is involved, it's going to be good.
A few outtakes from RedOne's Billboard interview
RedOne on his chart-topping sound: "The songwriting is the first thing, before any sound. Musically, I feel like I have no boundaries. I can do rock, disco, dance, whatever. I'm always thinking about a strong melody that travels the world."
RedOne on working with U2: "I'm a guitar player, so it was just me and Bono and Edge playing guitar, exchanging melodies. We were just like musicians jamming. I loved it."
RedOne on writing "Poker Face" in an hour: "Yeah. We hit it on the right spot. It's like, 'Hey, this works. 'But if [Lady Gaga and I] come up with different suggestions, we respect each other, both the positive or the negative."
Read the entire Q&A with RedOne in BillBoard here.